Congress sweeping the vote count in the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023 has gathered praises from opposition parties. Reportedly it is being said by many that "Modi is not invincible".
According to the final count numbers, Congress has won the majority with 136 seats, followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party with 64 and Janata Dal (Secular) with 20.
Former Finance Minister and Member of Parliament P. Chidambaram congratulated the people of Karnataka for choosing Congress over "money and muscle power of the so-called double engine Government of the BJP". He also added that this election was more than a regular state assembly election but, "It was about upholding the fundamental values of the Indian Constitution and stopping the damage done by supremacist theories, discrimination and prejudice."
Chidambaram continued saying, "They have shown a glorious way to the rest of the country Karnataka, which is one of our more advanced states, can now forge ahead and occupy the top ranks in economic development and human development indicators."
"Pro-poor promises and secular stance helped Congress to score the historic Karnataka victory. It urges them to learn necessary lessons and to be more responsible in national politics. Modi is never invincible. If all secular forces are united, 2024 will see the end of BJP Raj," said Communist Party of India (CPI) MP Binoy Viswam.
The Spokesperson of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Joint Secretary of the media wing Saravanan Annadurai tweeted, "Modi is NOT invincible."
All India Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra tweeted, "Thank you Karnataka. For choosing LPG over Bajrangbaliji."
CPI (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya also thanked the people of the state for the mandate. "Thank you #Karnataka for giving such a fitting rebuff to not just the corrupt and non-performing Bommai regime but to the hate-filled and arrogant Modi-Shah-Yogi campaign. It has set the stage for the forthcoming elections and encouraged every defender of democracy across India," he said in a tweet.
(With PTI inputs)